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Nazan Fikret is the soprano soloist in Our Dark Side and the Moon: a night time duet, part of 8bit for the Royal Opera.

Reflecting on our relationship to the moon, with text by Elayce Ismail and music by John Barber, take your device to a window or outside space and watch the moon as you listen.

8bit is a digital series of eight newly-commissioned experimental pieces, bringing together contemporary artists in five short films, two audio performances and an online experiment, all of which can be enjoyed from your own home. It includes well-loved repertory in ways you have never experienced before and world premieres of new short works.

The 8bit experience is available to watch from 30 April on the Royal Opera House’s social media channels: YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

This afternoon Nazan Fikret and pianist Rebecca Cohen will perform a world premiere, commissiond by the BBC on Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ drivetime show, hosted by Sean Rafferty.

The new work Plango: A Cure Lament, written by film composer, vocalist and educator Ella Jarman-Pinto to a text by the poet Jo Brandon, explores the emotional impact of the pandemic on women and looks at finding comfort and empowerment in expression.

Nazan Fikret is delighted to be returning to Glyndebourne this autumn for semi-staged performances as The Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute. This new socially distanced production is directed by Donna Stirrup and conducted by Leo McFall, with the Glyndebourne Touring Orchestra and Chorus.

A limited number of tickets are available for a socially distanced audience, with performances taking place from 1 to 21 November 2020.

Nazan Fikret sings Fiordiligi on a newly released recording of Così fan tutte released by Rubicon Classics. The recording from a production by the European Opera Centre, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, is conducted by Laurent Pillot.

Mozart: Così fan tutte
Label: Rubicon
Code: RCD1026
Release date: 23 November 2018

The recording recieved 4 stars in a recent review in The Guardian.

Nazan Fikret perform’s Arasse in Hasse’s opera seria, Siroe, re di Persia, for the Nederlandse Reisopera. The production, directed by Jakob Peters-Messer and conducted by George Petrou, is a co-production with the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater.

The premiere takes place on 26 January at the Wilminktheater in Enschede before touring The Netherlands hrough February.

Nazan last performed for the Reisopera as Flora The Turn of the Screw in 2006.

In the wake of the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower, Nazan Fikret, with support and generous assistance from Cadogan Hall, the Royal Opera House, Garsington Opera, Opera Magazine, the International Opera Awards and leading arts professionals, has rallied fellow performers to organise a concert to raise funds for those affected.

The concert on at Cadogan Hall on 17 September, presented by Petroc Trelawny, will feature a sensational line-up of both established and up-and-coming artists. This is a one-off event and everyone involved has given their services for free.

All funds raised will be distributed equally between Rugby Portobello Trust (Charity No 1100143) and Grief Encounter (Charity No 1101277) which focus specifically on helping the affected families with rehabilitation and looking to the future.